I first saw this when it was televised by the BBC years ago. The acting (especially Emily Watson as Maggie ) is very good and it is a lovely adaptation of one of my favourite novels. If I was to find fault it would only be that as an audience we didn't see how the relationship between Stephen and Maggie slowly blossoms into something which is beyond their control. Nonetheless, it is well worth having in your video library and will be something that is watched again and again. Would definitely recommend to all those who enjoy good drama and a good story.